Rapid progress across the Corn Belt this spring may move alter initial plans for many farmers, according to a recent poll on AgWeb.com. The unscientific data shows that about 12 percent of the respondents are making changes to their planting intentions for 2010.
According to many seed industry insiders, this switch likely means more corn acres and perhaps fewer soybean acres. Doug Vail, general manager for Mycogen seeds, says they have been seeing indications of this at their headquarters in Indianapolis and he says we could easily see an additional 2-3 million acres of corn planted this spring. (For more in seed supply concerns, click here.)
John Kermicle, brand manager for Agrigold seeds says his company is seeing similar situations. Because many of the southern states are finished with planting, they are bringing much of the leftover seed to the Midwest and shipping it to some farmers who are increasing their orders this year.
Weigh in on your planting progress and see how others are doing on the AgWeb Discussion Board.
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